My husband and I moved to Denver from New York in May 2008. We are now headed back to New York due to my husband’s job situation. I am starting to send out resumes to find a job in NY, and in my cover letter I want to address why my current job is located in Denver though I’m applying for jobs in New York. Currently, I have the following paragraph, but I’ve read that you shouldn’t disclose any personal information about age, marital status, race, etc. in a job application/cover letter:
"I should clarify that I am currently in the process of moving back to Manhattan after a move to Denver due to my husband's work. He is being transferred back to New York in early 2010. I will be in town January 14-20 and should be permanently resettled in New York shortly thereafter. I don't require relocation assistance and would be able to start within the standard 2-week time frame should an offer be made."Do you think this is okay? I’m not sure how to explain the situation without mentioning my husband.
I think this is fine, but I also think it would be just as fine if you removed "due to my husband's work" and the sentence about his transfer. You make it so clear and definite that you're moving in a specific timeframe that I don't think you need to get into the whys in order to be convincing.
Anyone want to disagree?